Florida Tech To Confer Over 1,200 Degrees During Graduation Ceremonies on Saturday

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undergraduate ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

Florida Institute of Technology will confer more than 1,200 degrees on students from the U.S. and around the world on May 5 as the university holds its spring commencement ceremonies.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology will confer more than 1,200 degrees on students from the U.S. and around the world on May 5 as the university holds its spring commencement ceremonies.

At 9:30 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony featuring 542 students will be held at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center, 150 W. University Blvd. At 2 p.m., the graduate ceremony will feature 443 students.

Together, graduates hail from 38 states and 70 countries, the highest number of countries represented in commencement in Florida Tech’s 60-year history. The international representation is literally A – Afghanistan and Algeria – to Z – Zimbabwe. China, India, Oman and Saudi Arabia are among the countries with the highest representation. Among the countries with a single graduate are Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Hungary, South Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Taiwan, Togo, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Among those graduating are 269 students from the university’s online programs and 181 from off-site programs. There are also 24 dual-degree recipients. In total the university will bestow 1,297 degrees.

Both ceremonies will feature keynote addresses from distinguished Florida Tech alumnus and Board of Trustee member Vik Verma.

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Verma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Florida Tech in 1987. With a nearly 30-year executive career with leading technology companies, he is currently CEO of Silicon Valley-based 8×8 Inc., the world’s first communications cloud provider and one of the most successful unified communications companies anywhere.

An engineer at heart, Verma has been granted eight patents and received numerous accolades, including being named one of 40 “technology pioneers” in 2003 by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay will offer opening remarks at both ceremonies.

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